The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 8 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1002 1045 910
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.09% 19.63% 18.71%
As % of the Vendors category 35.03% 41.77% 39.51%
Number of salaries quoted 768 887 746
Average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,350 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Microsoft
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Vendors Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2860 2502 2303
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 45.91% 47.00% 47.34%
Number of salaries quoted 2175 2063 1885
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -1 439 £37,500 -11.76% 54
Coventry -4 144 £40,500 +1.25% 18
Warwickshire -2 116 £37,000 +5.71% 20
Staffordshire -3 103 £32,500 -5.79% 21
Worcestershire 0 71 £25,500 -23.59% 7
Solihull +4 33 £32,500 -4.41% 4
Shropshire -11 31 £27,000 -10.00% 7
Walsall +2 19 £39,000 +14.70% 1
Wolverhampton 0 15 £37,500 +7.14% 9
Dudley +3 7 £26,500 -3.63%
West Bromwich -4 6 £40,000 +14.28%
Halesowen 0 2 £24,375 -2.50%
Herefordshire -6 2 £36,250 +20.83% 1
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £49,500 - 1
Smethwick - 1 - -
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 698 (37.21%) MS Excel
2 612 (32.62%) SQL
3 560 (29.85%) Windows
4 550 (29.32%) SQL Server
5 529 (28.20%) .NET
6 420 (22.39%) C#
7 388 (20.68%) Active Directory
8 381 (20.31%) VMware
9 343 (18.28%) JavaScript
10 311 (16.58%) ASP.NET
11 287 (15.30%) MS Office
12 277 (14.77%) MVC
13 269 (14.34%) Windows Server
14 249 (13.27%) Finance
15 241 (12.85%) CSS
16 235 (12.53%) Agile Software Development
17 226 (12.05%) Microsoft Certification
18 223 (11.89%) ITIL
19 217 (11.57%) Degree
20 213 (11.35%) HTML
21 203 (10.82%) VMware Infrastructure
22 200 (10.66%) MS Exchange
23 199 (10.61%) Cisco
24 191 (10.18%) SharePoint
25 186 (9.91%) T-SQL
26 179 (9.54%) Business Intelligence
27 177 (9.43%) Web Services
28 173 (9.22%) Microsoft Azure
29 172 (9.17%) Citrix
30 165 (8.80%) XML

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 200 (10.66%) MS Exchange
2 191 (10.18%) SharePoint
3 90 (4.80%) IIS
4 62 (3.30%) Skype for Business
5 60 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2013
5 60 (3.20%) SharePoint 2013
6 59 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2010
7 50 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2003
8 37 (1.97%) SharePoint 2010
9 29 (1.55%) CMS
10 24 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
11 21 (1.12%) Umbraco
12 19 (1.01%) Sitecore CMS
13 15 (0.80%) Tomcat
14 13 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
15 11 (0.59%) SAS
16 8 (0.43%) WordPress
17 7 (0.37%) NetWeaver
17 7 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
18 6 (0.32%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 698 (37.21%) MS Excel
2 287 (15.30%) MS Office
3 36 (1.92%) MS Visio
4 35 (1.87%) MS PowerPoint
4 35 (1.87%) MS Project
4 35 (1.87%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (0.37%) InfoPath
6 5 (0.27%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.11%) CATIA
9 1 (0.053%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.053%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.053%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.053%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.053%) SPSS
9 1 (0.053%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 115 (6.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 68 (3.62%) Dynamics AX
3 49 (2.61%) Dynamics NAV
4 29 (1.55%) Dynamics GP
5 26 (1.39%) assyst
6 20 (1.07%) Oracle EBS
7 12 (0.64%) Oracle EBS R12
7 12 (0.64%) Oracle iProcurement
8 11 (0.59%) Oracle 11i
9 10 (0.53%) Oracle Cash Management
9 10 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
9 10 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
10 8 (0.43%) Oracle ASCP
11 7 (0.37%) Exstream
12 6 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
12 6 (0.32%) JDE EnterpriseOne
13 5 (0.27%) Cognos TM1
14 4 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
15 3 (0.16%) SAP FI
15 3 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 173 (9.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 127 (6.77%) Office 365
3 40 (2.13%) IaaS
4 36 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
5 27 (1.44%) SaaS
6 23 (1.23%) PaaS
7 21 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
7 21 (1.12%) Mimecast
8 11 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (0.37%) Google Analytics
10 6 (0.32%) Google Apps
11 5 (0.27%) GitHub
12 2 (0.11%) Bluemix
12 2 (0.11%) Google Drive
12 2 (0.11%) Heroku
13 1 (0.053%) MailChimp
13 1 (0.053%) Pure360
13 1 (0.053%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 151 (8.05%) LAN
2 149 (7.94%) WAN
3 112 (5.97%) Firewall
4 92 (4.90%) TCP/IP
5 86 (4.58%) SAN
6 84 (4.48%) DNS
7 69 (3.68%) DHCP
8 63 (3.36%) VPN
9 45 (2.40%) VLAN
10 37 (1.97%) VoIP
10 37 (1.97%) Wireless
11 32 (1.71%) Internet
12 28 (1.49%) NetScaler
13 27 (1.44%) Wi-Fi
14 23 (1.23%) Network Security
15 21 (1.12%) Cisco ASA
16 20 (1.07%) ADSL
17 18 (0.96%) Remote Desktop
17 18 (0.96%) Unified Communications
18 14 (0.75%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 550 (29.32%) SQL Server
2 157 (8.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 138 (7.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 103 (5.49%) Relational Database
5 96 (5.12%) SQL Server 2008
6 94 (5.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 66 (3.52%) Data Warehouse
8 63 (3.36%) MySQL
9 46 (2.45%) RDBMS
10 43 (2.29%) SQL Server 2005
11 36 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
12 35 (1.87%) SQL Server 2014
13 30 (1.60%) Power BI
14 28 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
15 27 (1.44%) Oracle Database
16 24 (1.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 21 (1.12%) Big Data
17 21 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
18 18 (0.96%) QlikView
19 13 (0.69%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 130 (6.93%) Visual Studio
2 77 (4.10%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (1.12%) Git (software)
4 16 (0.85%) Subversion
5 15 (0.80%) Mercurial
6 14 (0.75%) JIRA
7 9 (0.48%) Selenium
8 8 (0.43%) NUnit
9 7 (0.37%) Moq
10 5 (0.27%) Hudson
10 5 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
10 5 (0.27%) Xcode
11 4 (0.21%) Axure RP
11 4 (0.21%) MSTest
11 4 (0.21%) Rhino Mocks
11 4 (0.21%) SoapUI
12 3 (0.16%) LabVIEW
12 3 (0.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 3 (0.16%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.16%) Toad
General
1 249 (13.27%) Finance
2 74 (3.94%) Telecoms
3 69 (3.68%) Manufacturing
4 61 (3.25%) Retail
5 56 (2.99%) Marketing
6 36 (1.92%) Advertising
7 28 (1.49%) Legal
8 24 (1.28%) Law
9 23 (1.23%) Games
10 18 (0.96%) Banking
11 16 (0.85%) Automotive
12 13 (0.69%) French Language
13 10 (0.53%) Back Office
13 10 (0.53%) Local Government
14 9 (0.48%) German Language
15 6 (0.32%) Military
15 6 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.27%) Investment Banking
17 4 (0.21%) Publishing
18 2 (0.11%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 512 (27.29%) Developer
2 341 (18.18%) Analyst
3 258 (13.75%) .NET Developer
4 136 (7.25%) C# Developer
5 120 (6.40%) C# .NET Developer
6 118 (6.29%) ASP.NET Developer
7 114 (6.08%) Support Analyst
8 106 (5.65%) Consultant
9 91 (4.85%) Architect
10 90 (4.80%) Support Engineer
11 81 (4.32%) Administrator
12 75 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 75 (4.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 73 (3.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 67 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 66 (3.52%) Senior Developer
16 62 (3.30%) 3rd Line Support
17 59 (3.14%) Graduate
17 59 (3.14%) IT Support
17 59 (3.14%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 529 (28.20%) .NET
2 311 (16.58%) ASP.NET
3 241 (12.85%) CSS
4 213 (11.35%) HTML
5 177 (9.43%) Web Services
6 165 (8.80%) ASP.NET MVC
6 165 (8.80%) XML
7 164 (8.74%) jQuery
8 125 (6.66%) WCF
9 115 (6.13%) .NET Framework
10 84 (4.48%) Entity Framework
11 78 (4.16%) WPF
12 74 (3.94%) ASP.NET Web API
13 73 (3.89%) HTML5
14 72 (3.84%) LINQ
15 62 (3.30%) AngularJS
16 54 (2.88%) CSS3
17 49 (2.61%) XSL
18 41 (2.19%) WF
19 40 (2.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 135 (7.20%) Data Centre
2 134 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 84 (4.48%) Computer Science
4 74 (3.94%) Enterprise Software
5 62 (3.30%) Mobile App
6 46 (2.45%) Management Information System
7 35 (1.87%) Clustering
7 35 (1.87%) User Experience
8 29 (1.55%) Driving Licence
9 27 (1.44%) Mathematics
10 21 (1.12%) Replication
10 21 (1.12%) Statistics
11 20 (1.07%) Fat Client
11 20 (1.07%) Thin Client
12 17 (0.91%) Client/Server
13 16 (0.85%) NHS
14 14 (0.75%) Algorithms
14 14 (0.75%) Life Science
15 13 (0.69%) Data Structures
15 13 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 560 (29.85%) Windows
2 269 (14.34%) Windows Server
3 151 (8.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 147 (7.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 96 (5.12%) Windows 7
6 78 (4.16%) Linux
7 69 (3.68%) Windows Server 2003
8 64 (3.41%) Windows 8
9 55 (2.93%) Windows XP
10 40 (2.13%) Android
11 36 (1.92%) Unix
11 36 (1.92%) Windows 10
12 33 (1.76%) Apple iOS
13 16 (0.85%) Windows 2000 Server
14 9 (0.48%) Mac OS X
15 8 (0.43%) Windows Vista
16 7 (0.37%) Windows 2000
17 5 (0.27%) CentOS
17 5 (0.27%) MVS
17 5 (0.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 277 (14.77%) MVC
2 235 (12.53%) Agile Software Development
3 223 (11.89%) ITIL
4 179 (9.54%) Business Intelligence
5 142 (7.57%) CRM
6 120 (6.40%) Project Management
7 114 (6.08%) Mentoring
8 104 (5.54%) Time Management
9 96 (5.12%) SDLC
10 87 (4.64%) OO
11 85 (4.53%) ERP
12 81 (4.32%) Web Development
13 77 (4.10%) Software Engineering
14 76 (4.05%) Change Management
15 74 (3.94%) SOA
16 70 (3.73%) Continuous Improvement
17 69 (3.68%) Migration
17 69 (3.68%) Scrum
18 68 (3.62%) PRINCE2
19 67 (3.57%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 612 (32.62%) SQL
2 420 (22.39%) C#
3 343 (18.28%) JavaScript
4 186 (9.91%) T-SQL
5 91 (4.85%) VB.NET
6 64 (3.41%) C
7 59 (3.14%) PowerShell
8 53 (2.83%) Java
9 46 (2.45%) C++
10 37 (1.97%) VB
11 36 (1.92%) PL/SQL
12 18 (0.96%) XPath
13 16 (0.85%) XQuery
14 15 (0.80%) PHP
15 12 (0.64%) VBA
16 8 (0.43%) Ruby
17 7 (0.37%) Python
17 7 (0.37%) XAML
18 6 (0.32%) Objective-C
18 6 (0.32%) VC++
Qualifications
1 226 (12.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 217 (11.57%) Degree
3 101 (5.38%) Security Cleared
4 98 (5.22%) Cisco Certification
5 94 (5.01%) MCSE
6 87 (4.64%) CCNA
7 78 (4.16%) SC Cleared
8 64 (3.41%) MCSA
9 59 (3.14%) CCNP
10 54 (2.88%) HND
11 50 (2.67%) MCITP
11 50 (2.67%) MCSD
12 49 (2.61%) ISEB
13 43 (2.29%) ISTQB
13 43 (2.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 24 (1.28%) CCDA
14 24 (1.28%) MCP
15 22 (1.17%) CISSP
16 20 (1.07%) CCDP
16 20 (1.07%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (6.88%) SLA
2 69 (3.68%) QA
3 30 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 27 (1.44%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (0.43%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
8 6 (0.32%) ISO 9000
8 6 (0.32%) TickIT
9 5 (0.27%) P3O
10 4 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.11%) ISO22301
12 1 (0.053%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.053%) ISO27002
System Software
1 388 (20.68%) Active Directory
2 203 (10.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 121 (6.45%) Hyper-V
4 74 (3.94%) XenApp
5 64 (3.41%) vSphere
6 32 (1.71%) XenDesktop
7 21 (1.12%) VMware ESX
8 19 (1.01%) VMware Workstation
9 16 (0.85%) Terminal Services
10 15 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
11 10 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
11 10 (0.53%) VMware Server
12 9 (0.48%) Forefront TMG
13 8 (0.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 7 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 6 (0.32%) Firmware
15 6 (0.32%) XenServer
16 5 (0.27%) Shibboleth
16 5 (0.27%) Terminal Server
17 4 (0.21%) NFS
Systems Management
1 52 (2.77%) SCCM
2 50 (2.67%) SCOM
3 46 (2.45%) Backup Exec
4 25 (1.33%) Norton AntiVirus
5 22 (1.17%) NetBackup
6 18 (0.96%) WSUS
7 16 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
8 13 (0.69%) EdgeSight
9 9 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (0.48%) Puppet
10 6 (0.32%) Data Guard
10 6 (0.32%) OpenView
10 6 (0.32%) Oracle RMAN
10 6 (0.32%) Tivoli
11 5 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
11 5 (0.27%) Windows Intune
12 3 (0.16%) Cisco IPCC
12 3 (0.16%) Oracle ZFS
12 3 (0.16%) SCOrch
13 2 (0.11%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 381 (20.31%) VMware
2 199 (10.61%) Cisco
3 172 (9.17%) Citrix
4 137 (7.30%) Oracle
5 112 (5.97%) HP
6 92 (4.90%) IBM
7 78 (4.16%) Symantec
8 68 (3.62%) NetApp
9 53 (2.83%) SAP
10 47 (2.51%) Juniper
11 46 (2.45%) Veeam
12 39 (2.08%) Avaya
13 31 (1.65%) EMC
14 26 (1.39%) Dell
15 24 (1.28%) Meraki
16 23 (1.23%) SonicWALL
17 20 (1.07%) EPiServer
18 19 (1.01%) Sitecore
19 18 (0.96%) 3PAR
20 17 (0.91%) Xamarin
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £22000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Telford Wrekin Council
Salary: From £30,178 to £32,778 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Robert Walters
Salary: Company Car
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension + Bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
West Midlands
Recital Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £70000 Per Annum Car allowance, mobile, laptop, P/healthcare,
Posted: 15 hours ago
West Midlands
Recital Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £60000 Per Annum £5K Car allowance, leading bonus structure,
Posted: 15 hours ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Colossus Associates
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits 0
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Automation Resource Consultants
Salary: From £24,000 to £24,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Automation Resource Consultants
Salary: From £35,000 to £35,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Automation Resource Consultants
Salary: From £40,000 to £40,000 per annum Excellent Bens
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham
Bluetown Online
Posted: 18 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £52000 per annum + 20% bonus and bens
Posted: 20 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + 20% bonus and bens
Posted: 20 hours ago
Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: Market related
Posted: 21 hours ago
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
CPS Group UK
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham
SCC
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Searchability
Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum + Healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Searchability
Salary: £15000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £85,000
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000-£65,000 (Plus Fantastic Package)
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Tamworth, Staffordshire
euro car parts
Salary: From £20,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Talent International
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Talent International
Salary: £35000 - £52000 per annum + EXCEPTIONAL BENEFITS!
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Talent International
Salary: £46000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday